The Asheville Police Department is committed to transparency and openness with residents by sharing police data. Providing data about the department provides residents with tools to learn and understand more about law enforcement operations and foster understanding between community members and department members.

The Asheville Police Department currently has commonly requested policies available. Additional policies are forthcoming. To request a copy of additional department policies, please contact Samantha Booth at

When viewing the policies, please note:

  • The blue text highlights changes from a previous version of the document.
  • The numbers in brackets are citations for accreditation standards – for example: [1.1.1]
  • The links to other policies inside of the PDFs work only for department employees.


Public Transparency Dashboard

In keeping with a commitment to provide greater transparency and accountability, the Asheville Police Department (APD) has created a one-stop public data dashboard. The dashboard takes statistics available through open data sites and puts them into one easily accessible location. This dashboard aims to provide our residents with the information needed to work collaboratively with law enforcement to develop solutions to make our community safer.

The dashboard also contains a list of frequently asked questions. It includes a new customer satisfaction survey created with the goal of better understanding how APD officers and employees interact with the public.



CALEA Public Comment Portal

The Asheville Police Department participates in the CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation process. As part of this process, we provide an opportunity for public feedback via the CALEA online accreditation public comment portal.
The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding our compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns.
It is important to know that CALEA is not an investigatory body, and the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes. The information will only be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with accreditation standards and tenets of CALEA accreditation. Titles of the accreditation standards may be viewed on the CALEA website. Please note that there will be no response other than acknowledgment of submissions.
The CALEA public comment portal can be accessed at this website: